Is Oat Milk Better For You Than Regular Milk?

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I am lactose intolerant but I hate the taste of non-dairy drinks. Until oat milk become popular. It tastes better than any “nut milk” I tried before, especially on a matcha latte. But it also made me wonder, is oat milk better for you than regular milk?

What is oat milk?

Oat milk is exactly what it says on its packaging. Essentially, it’s a type of grain milk that’s made using steel-cut oats or whole oats. These are soaked in water, blended, and then strained. While this final stage was traditionally done with cheesecloths, corporations have started using large machines that have been specifically designed and developed to process them in huge quantities.

According to the National Library of Medicine, Oat milk contains a good quantity of fatty acids, protein, minerals, vitamins, dietary fiber, and a variety of micronutrients and provides several health benefits, as it reduces blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, and prevents cancer. It’s beneficial for people who need extra antioxidants, fibers, and vitamins in their diet.

Should we replace cow’s milk with oat milk?

All nutritionists agree that cow’s milk is the more nutritious option. Cow’s milk is much higher in micronutrients such as phosphorus (something that helps with the formation of bones and teeth), calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, and potassium than oat milk. It is also mentioned in many health articles that switching to oat milk is not recommended for diabetics or need to control their blood sugar. However, according to a nutritionist, oat milk is a more palatable milk alternative for vegans and people who struggle with dairy.

Where to buy oat milk in the Philippines?

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1. Raw Bites PH – This is my go-to store in Lazada for all my wellness products such as matcha, sugar-free snacks, and oat milk. They have the most popular oat milk brands such as Oatly and MOMA Oat. I highly recommend those two, especially the barista variant. (Fact: Oatly Barista is the oat milk Starbucks uses.)

2. Allegro Beverage Corp – They sell the newly launched Oatside Oat Milk (the brand that Serenitea uses). They just don’t sell those in bulk, they also sell other coffee-related products like syrup and beans.

3. Suncoast Brands International – This store sells a lot of nutritious drinks and snacks which include a variety of non-dairy milk.

4. LazMart – Of course, this should be on this list. They’re my go-to online grocery store and they ship fast!

5. BenbyMart – Another online grocery store in Lazada. They also have a variety of non-dairy milk including Japanese brands.

    Now that you know oat milk better than before, are you going to switch?